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Shaanxi History Museum

Updated: 2008-01-18 18:00:39

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Located besides the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city of Xi'an, the Shaanxi History Museum isChina's first national museum equipped with modern facilities.

The construction on the museum started in 1983 and the museum was opened to domestic and foreign tourists in 1991.

The museum has an ancient and elegant structure. It has a magnificent scale and an excellent combination of ancient architecture and modern technology. It also takes the architectural style of palace halls at the center and lofty towers at the four corners. It looks ancient, refined, elegant, dignified and impressive. The museum is the masterpiece of famous ancient architect Ms. Zhang Jinqiu, the student of Liang Sicheng, the great architect in China.

The museum takes up an area of 70,000 square meters, of which 56,000 are for the main structure and 11,000 are for the exhibition halls. Along the 1,500-meter exhibition line are permanent exhibitions, special exhibitions and temporary exhibitions.

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